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15 November 2017, 12:55 | Darnell Patrick
Security forces step up winter offensive against militants in Kashmir
Two militants and an army man were killed in an encounter between militants and security forces in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Tuesday.
The forces cordoned a section of Tral after reports of the presence of militants, following which the encounter ensued.
A police official said that no exchange of fire was their between militants and the government forces.
In the Kulgam district of the valley, security forces on early Tuesday conducted a cordon and search operations at Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area.
Later, an intense gunfight broke out after militants hiding in the area started firing at the armed forces.
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The gunbattle had also resulted in injuries to a policeman and death of a terrorist. The operation has not been called off yet, Pani said.
The slain militant was identified as Mudasir Badroo, a resident of Yaripora in Kulgam.
The police official said that till reports last came in, both the encounters were on in Kulgam and Pulwama. "He may have done some diploma course, but not BTech", the DIG said, adding that Mudasir had joined militancy in 2015.
Internet services have been snapped in south Kashmir and some parts of north Kashmir due to security reasons. "The security personnel fired several rounds in the air during the search".
The two militants had attacked a police party on Monday evening, according to The Hindu.
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